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In my weekend preview last Thursday I said this would be a quiet bank holiday for British action. I was wrong!
Wins and podiums were abound and the first UK middle distance triathlon, Marshman, was raced under difficult weather conditions were the field were obliterated by Joe Skipper.
After a blistering swim and strong bike leg – it looks like she faded on the run and finished in 4th place.
Heather Jackson of the US took the win in stunning fashion by carving out a course record of 4:26:29 and a run leg of 1:21:08 compared to Leanda’s 4:36:24 and run leg of 1:31:11.
Cave might be smarting at this result, having picked up a series of DNS as she got over an energy sapping virus, and had made this her comeback race and focus. Indeed, she was in fiery and competitive form on Twitter when, in response to this preview, she tweeted:
Trust me…… I am so ready to race!
As more news comes out of California, I shall attempt to find out what happened on the run leg and if the virus which ruled her out of Ironman Melbourne, Ironman Galveston and Abu Dhabi caused her any issues here – but Leanda can console herself that on the day – an athlete turned up in record breaking shape to finally take away her title.
Leanda Cave, currently ranked number 1 worldwide by the WTC, is racing this weekend at the famous U.S Middle distance race, Wildflower.
She will be defending the title this weekend that she won in style last year, however, it certainly won’t be plain sailing. After a decent 4th in Ironman Panama 70.3 (Leanda led most of the race before fading on the run), followed a series of withdrawals from Abu Dhabi, Ironman Galveston 70.3 and Ironman Melbourne. I spoke to Leanda about these withdrawal’s last month and she blamed feelings of uncharacteristic fatigue following the Panama race.
Now after an enforced racing break she is back racing in this high profile and stacked race and has recently blogged over her recent training and racing troubles – and given her view on her chances this weekend.
For a very busy week on the WTC circuit, there are remarkably few pro’s hailing from the British Isle’s in action this weekend. There are some fantastic races though in action, the results of which will have an impact on the WTC rankings table.
This week will also see the very first middle distance race on UK shores – The Marshman – which contains a very decent age-group field and some familiar names. I can’t wait!